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I use Fluval Shrimp Stratum for my 10 G, it is very light, I dont think plants will be easy to grab on, so I have about 5cm height, it is too much>? thanks
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Sounds good to me, I have around that much in my tank and everything's fine so far for over 6 mo now
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I see, if I want to create "landscape" lol, so I make the back higher than 5cm, should not be a problem, right? thanks
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Yup, if you have 5cm up front you should be fine, mine is actually less then that and it roots my hair grass just fine
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there are people with 11 cm depths out there no problem. craigthor has 6 inches of aquasoil front to back in his tank he's doing now

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there are people with 11 cm depths out there no problem. craigthor has 6 inches of aquasoil front to back in his tank he's doing now
Wow that's a lot
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yeah!!!!!!!! if u really want ur mind blown.. check out ADA tanks... some of their iwagumi setups have hills and if u walk around back there are some 20+ inches deep........ now that's a lot

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might be a dump question, with the that deep, will the sand be "dead" later on?
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I HAVE NO IDEA... that question is well beyond my experience.. i imagine since there is constant friction from water movement... the silt makes it to the bottom over time... look under ur aquairum sometime.. it should be brownish and dusty.. mine is and i use flourite.. the flourite didn't break down.. the decaying matte rhas just made it the 3 inches down there now good root food

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I have between 3" to 6" inches of laterite, capped by 2" to 4" of pool filter sand, in my 75G modified Iwagumi. It's made a perfect bed for a tank full of DHG, dwarf sags and lilaeopsis mauritana. Earlier on, I had some anacharis growing for combatting algae. When I removed it, each stem had roots over 5" long into the laterite. Great combo for root ferts, root roids, gelcaps, etc.

I have FSS in two tanks and it has grown everything I've stuck in it. I do use plant weights on stem plants, as they will float easily at first. Even after rooting, FSS is not the most secure substrate for large stem plants. It is great for DHG, anubias, mosses, etc, though. I've never tried to use root ferts of any kind with FSS; liquids only.

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